Luyanda Zindela was born in 1991 in Durban, South Africa, where he obtained a BTech Fine Art Degree in 2012 and Masters in Fine Art in 2019, both at the Durban University of Technology. He currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. He was the recipient of the ABSA L'atelier Art Competition Merit Award in 2014 and became a fellow of the Ampersand Foundation's artist's-in-residency programme in New York in 2015. Zindela received the Runners Up Prize for the Sasol New Signatures art competition in 2019.Read More
Zindela presented a solo booth with SMAC Gallery at the 2022 Investec Cape Town Art Fair, in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2021 the artist presented his first solo show at SMAC Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa titled Abangani bami - Izithombe zami. In the same year, he was included in Black Luminosity, a group exhibition curated by external curator, Gcotyelwa Mashiqa, at SMAC Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa.
Zindela has curated a number of group exhibitions locally, most notably the A Change in the Narrative: group exhibition of Gerard Sekoto Award winners at the Absa Bank Gallery in Johannesburg in 2017 as well as An_unfurling, a Young Artists Project exhibition conducted in 2020 by the KwaZulu Natal Society of Arts in Durban.
Zindela has also co-written an article entitled, Virtual Monuments: A full dome project presented at the AVANCA international conference on cinema, art technology and communication in 2020.
Text courtesy SMAC Gallery.